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Our Advantage Insights Blog gives our members the opportunity to learn more about Piedmont Advantage's community involvement and engagement activities, products and services and financial education offerings. By staying in the know, you're more in control of your finances and future financial successes.

Dion is back in the studio this week and we are talking about how to recession proof your finances. How do you cancel debt? What tactics can you use to pay off high interest credit card debt? Make sure you check that fine print in your credit card statement. Every paycheck is a chance to get your finances on track! Jeffrey and Dion also touch on emergency fund planning and how ...

Carrying consumer debt can weigh heavily on our minds, reduce our freedom of choice, and cost us a ton of money in interest. Assuming you’ve got more than one debt to pay off, which method of debt repayment should you use?

Welcome back to our 10th episode with Jeffrey Griffin and Dion Williams.  It is always better to know what you are getting into before you sign anything when it comes to your finances.  They discuss end of the year tax information, donations, giving to charities, and the correct documentation needed for your taxes. The two discuss inflation and how that will affect your ...

Dion and Jeffrey are back in the studio discussing the topics that are near to you!  Sandwich generations are becoming more and more prevalent. The two discuss what this topic is and how are you going to navigate caring for both your parents and your own family?  Are there accounts that exist that you need to know about when it comes to your families? Dion a ...

Need some Financial Aid 101 to find out how to pay for college? Piedmont Advantage Credit Union explains how and where to get scholarships and grants.

While college is the obvious next step for many North Carolina high school graduates, it isn’t the only one. Today, about 30% of grads choose not to attend college, and that number could rise with the increasing cost of tuition, student loans and the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether college seems out of reach financially or you’d prefer to start adulthood in a different way, consider ...

Dion is back in the studio with Jeffrey Griffin. They are joined by special guest, Carla Hooker, one of our CFS Financial Advisors to share what she does as a financial advisor. CFS is an acronym for CUSO Financial Services, L.P.Today, the three dive into what a certified financial planner is and what they can help you accomplish.  Carla helps in clarifying questions around tax ...

The PACU Foundation gifted a total of $18,000 to six charities to increase their capacity to help North Carolina residents in times of financial hardship.

Welcome back to the studio with Dion Williams and Jeffrey Griffin! In Episode 8, Dion and Jeffrey dive into the auto buying world. What options are out there for you? What do you need to look at or need to know when you are trading your vehicle for another? Dion will also discuss the importance of prequalifying for a loan before you go to the dealership. Tune in to learn the an ...

Welcome back again to the studio with Dion Williams and Jeffrey Griffin!  As always, Dion sheds light on the fine print.The two discuss the ins and outs of the "Buy Now, Pay Later" feature that many use in our retail world.Instant gratification can be great, but what is it really costing you?  Check that fine print, make sure you look at your statements, check your automatic dr ...

Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and founded in 1949 within the aviation industry, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union (PACU) serves member-owners, who reside, work, worship, attend school or operate a business in one of the six counties it serves in North Carolina or who are employed by one of its many employer companies. These six counties are Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Iredell, Mecklenburg and Rockingham.

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